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I Was Married to a Sociopath

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 22 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 51-55 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    yah, why y'all lie about being married and cheat, then blame the girl??? wtf? not keel, bruh
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 32 mins ago

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    I married a man that we tried to control it suceded for 20 years after our marriage and he became an anti control freak. He took a job that a friend of his fathers son wanted. My...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F 36 mins ago

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    Why do all married men, and I mean ALL, lie about the most basic of things? I've met and had affairs with a few married men and friends with some. Each and everyone lied about...
    tinkerbell71 tinkerbell71 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I attended my friend 20th high school reunion and boy I'm so glad I did. It just so happened a guy I graduated with attended with his brother I haven't seen him in over 20 years...
    lustinforlove lustinforlove 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    well it all started because we are part of a mission and we started talking on facebook he is 32 and I am way younger than him he is really kind I have never met his wife because...
    crazygirlsdontcry crazygirlsdontcry 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i am a bi married man . I guess ive known it all my life. I am not active in this matter. Any body out there have the same type experience. any advice would be helpful.
    gcmartin1 gcmartin1 51-55, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Morning sex after kids is like Mission: Impossible so *any* opportunity the presents itself is jumped on (pun intended). This morning I made two attempts at a quickie while the...
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 24 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Holy crap sociopaths are idiots. Has anyone ever tried to manipulate another sociopath? RIDICULOUSLY EASY. I wish it wasn't and I really feel like it shouldn't be but let me pose...
    moralinsanity moralinsanity 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Hello. I'm new here and thought maybe an support group might help. Something I'm not proud of and I don't know how to undo my emotions. Started out as a friendship. I was...
    Qbp812 Qbp812 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My other half was really tired last night (gets a droopy eye and is extremely grumpy). He was horrible to me all night, I haven't been feeling well lately and just wanted some re...
    knottyknitty knottyknitty 31-35, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    i don't want to lust after another woman. i just want a bond, a kindred spirit. i have sexual feelings at times, but i don't think they're right. i think it's lust. i cannot commit...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Once I was hanging out with a guy and he held my hand... I didn't know how to react... I just sat there. If he only knew what I thought about. I would love to see the terror in his...
    JessicaShaww JessicaShaww 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure.. I've had many doubts over the ten years we have known each other. we first met when we had just turned 16. i had been sexually asulted the month before and had just...
    Flenty Flenty 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "Ayn as in swine", she used to say when asked how to pronounce her name. I find her thinking simplistic, and her writing nearly unreadable. Her ideas are of greatest appeal to...
    Harmonium1923 Harmonium1923 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hit every marker i have ever seen for a sociopath. I joined the army right out of high school and while deployed was never afraid when days were bad. I was just curious. people...
    saint1123 saint1123 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been married for 16 years, together 17. We married fairly young, and quickly. My husband is a good guy (overall)and there is no abuse or red flags. Though, there are...
    emk38 emk38 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Guys, I found a new entertainment! Pretend you are a narcissist is really hilarious. Some idiots may argue that sociopath is narcissistic anyway, so there is no point in pretending...
    chen914 chen914 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being married to a woman as a gay man is a self induced act of slavery. I could go on and on and on...........ask any question that you'd like. Have two children and a two year...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and set to "Friends Only", but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't get it. Why is it so hard to convince other people that I am a sociopath? I am lazy, and I really do not have that much energy and willpower to maintain the mask. I just...
    chen914 chen914 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I know many people will make judgmental comments. I don't really care. I just need to get this out. My relationships in the past have always ended with me hurt due to infidelity...
    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    recently i stopped and analysed myself. my actions my thoughts and so on. i realised that i constantly toy with people and that i feel nothing towards their pain. as if i feel any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21

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    Here's my story: I grew up in a tiny, deeply Southern town. With a small, close minded, religious family. Being different was difficult and coming out as gay was downright...
    lovelyconflict lovelyconflict 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm a 47 yr old Bi male soon to be married to the lady of my dreams. She knows I'm bi and supports me 100% she to is Bi. We have been known to enjoy a 3 some or 4 some with...
    WillieGMan WillieGMan 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    They don't have a category for "I was married to a drug addict, bipolar, alcoholic, hypocritical, abuse, manipulative sociopath" The hardest time is just before I fall asleep and...
    auroraunicorn auroraunicorn 36-40, F Aug 19

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    So today I sat in a meeting with my boss. All I could think about was what she might be wearing underneath and if she would be embarrassed.
    InsconpicuouslyExposed InsconpicuouslyExposed 31-35, M Aug 18

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    Just been browsing some youtube, joe rogan has some good stand up on there. That lead me to joey diaz. and now im here at Alex jones' channel. Wow is all i have to say. Alex jones...
    krowbar krowbar 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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